Paul Desmond

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The quintessential cool jazz saxophonist, an alto with a shimmering sound and light, airy playing who became best known for composing "Take Five."
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond at Wilshire-Ebell
1953 Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond at Wilshire-Ebell Ace
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Paul and Dave's Jazz Interwoven 1955 Paul and Dave's Jazz Interwoven
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Desmond: Here I Am
1956 Desmond: Here I Am Concord / Original Jazz Classics
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Featuring Don Elliott 1956 Featuring Don Elliott Fantasy
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet/Paul Desmond Quintet 1956 Gerry Mulligan Quartet/Paul Desmond Quintet Original Jazz Classics / Fantasy
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Desmond Meets Mulligan 1957 Desmond Meets Mulligan Verve
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Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet
1957 Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet Verve / Polygram
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Newport 1958: Brubeck Plays Ellington
1958 Newport 1958: Brubeck Plays Ellington Gambit
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Sweet Paul, Vol. 1
1958 Sweet Paul, Vol. 1 Philology
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Blues in Time
1958 Blues in Time Verve
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Paul Desmond and Friends 1959 Paul Desmond and Friends Warner Bros.
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First Place Again
1959 First Place Again Ais / Wax Time
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Two of a Mind
1962 Two of a Mind Bluebird / RCA
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Desmond Blue
1962 Desmond Blue BMG
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Take Ten
1963 Take Ten Bluebird RCA
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Bossa Antigua
1964 Bossa Antigua RCA Victor / RCA
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Glad to Be Unhappy
1964 Glad to Be Unhappy RCA Victor / BMG International
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Easy Living
1965 Easy Living RCA Victor
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Summertime
1969 Summertime Gut Bounce
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Bridge Over Troubled Water
1969 Bridge Over Troubled Water Verve
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Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet In Concert at Town Hall 1971 Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet In Concert at Town Hall Sony Music Distribution
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Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet
1971 Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet Red Baron / Columbia/Legacy
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Skylark
1973 Skylark Legacy / Sony Music Distribution
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The Paul Desmond Quartet Live
1975 The Paul Desmond Quartet Live Verve / A&M
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Pure Desmond
1975 Pure Desmond Masterworks Jazz
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1975: The Duets
1975 1975: The Duets Universal Distribution / Verve
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Together
197? Together Jazz
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The Only Recorded Performance 1982 The Only Recorded Performance Finesse
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Late Lament
1987 Late Lament Bluebird RCA / RCA
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
1991 Polka Dots and Moonbeams Bluebird
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The Ballad of Paul Desmond
1997 The Ballad of Paul Desmond RCA Victor
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Feeling Blue
1997 Feeling Blue MSI Music Distribution / Camden
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From the Hot Afternoon
2000 From the Hot Afternoon Verve / PolyGram / Universal
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Edmonton Festival 1976
2008 Edmonton Festival 1976 Gambit
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Paul Desmond Quintet Paul Desmond Quintet Fantasy
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